Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (JFCS East Bay), a treasured client of PRG, is at the forefront of one of the largest resettlement efforts in US history. Through the support of hundreds of donors, staff, and volunteers, we are proud to say that the agency is doing an exceptional job.
When Afghanistan fell in August, leaving thousands of Afghans in danger from the Taliban, JFCS East Bay went into hyperdrive to prepare to offer safety and refuge to new arrivals in the East Bay. As a longstanding resettlement agency, JFCS East Bay was able to immediately step up to provide housing, case management, food, furniture, household goods, and legal assistance to hundreds of refugees. In just the last three and half months, JFCS East Bay has welcomed 215 Afghan refugees to the community. To put this into perspective, in a typical year, the agency may resettle about 120 refugees.
And more people are coming every day.
We applaud our cherished partner, JFCS East Bay, and the hundreds of supporters who have contributed the time and money to support these efforts and sustain them for the foreseeable future.
Please read JFCS East Bay’s blog here https://jfcs-eastbay.org/urgent-afghan-evacuation, which chronicles in more detail the process they have taken to be “heroes,” including media coverage they have received from the New York Times and others. To support their efforts, you can make a financial donation or check out their wish list!
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay Mission
Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences and inspired by the strengths of the diverse communities we serve, JFCS East Bay promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life.